Valentina Larini

Valentina Larini


Born in 1997, Valentina approached the chemistry field in 2016 when she enrolled at the University of Milan-Bicocca, after graduating in languages at high school. She then moved to Pavia for her master’s degree in chemistry, which she got in 2021. During her thesis internship she joined Prof. Giulia Grancini’s PVsquared2 group, where she further started her PhD program with a scholarship called “Green Flexible Hybrid Perovskite Solar Module for the Market: from Smart Lead Manipulation to Recycling”.

Research Experience

Oct 2021 – current: PhD student

Università degli Studi di Pavia – PVsquared2 group

Jan 2021 – Oct 2021: master student trainee

Università degli Studi di Pavia – PVsquared2 group

Research project on efficiency and stability of FAPbI3 perovskite solar cells.

Output: know-how in PSCs fabrication and their characterization.

Scientific Publication: V. Larini et al. (2022), From Bulk to Surface Passivation: Double Role of Chlorine-Doping for Boosting Efficiency of FAPbI3-rich Perovskite Solar Cells. Sol. RRL 2200038.

Mar 2019 – Sep 2019: bachelor student trainee

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca – Prof. Roberto Scotti’s research laboratory

Research project on ZnO nanoparticles synthesis and characterization for potential use in X-Ray Photodynamic Therapy to cure deep tumors.


Feb 2022: Best ePoster prize

Poster title: “Chlorine Bulk and Surface Passivation Strategy to Boost FAPbI3 Solar Cell Efficiency”

NanoGe NIPHO22 conference

Project Management

May 2021 – Università degli Studi di Pavia

Co-supervision of two master students for physical chemistry educational laboratory. The focus was on perovskite solar cells principles and the solar simulator facility.

June 2019 – Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Supervision of two high school students within RAISE project (KiC Raw Materials) for one week. The objective of the project was to envisage ZnO nanoparticles synthesis within a circular economy scenario, focusing the attention on raw materials consumption.


Oct 2019 – Oct 2021: master’s degree

Università degli Studi di Pavia – Pavia

Degree grade: 110/110, cum laude

Oct 2016 – Oct 2019: bachelor’s degree

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca – Milan

Degree grade: 110/110, cum laude

Sep 2011 – Jul 2016: high school graduation

Liceo Linguistico Galileo Galilei – Palazzolo sull’Oglio

Graduation grade: 90/100

Sep 2020 – Current: English course

EF Education First – Online

Upper advanced level

Jan 2017 – Jun 2017: French course

Institut Français – Milan

Intermediate level

2011 – 2017: language courses

English and Spanish courses of one, two or six weeks in England, Ireland, Spain, USA and Australia

Language Skills

Italian: mother tongue

English: advanced, Cambridge First Certificate: level B2.

Spanish: intermediate.

French: intermediate, Delf B1 certificate